Sketching up a Smoothie

Here in the UK, it pays to make the most of any glorious sunshiney weeks that we get – they are few and far between 🙂

So last week, we made the most of the lovely weather and had plenty of fresh air and exercise outdoors. And what better way to refresh yourself afterwards than with a homemade smoothie? The boys experimented with various combinations of coconut milk, yogurt, coconut cream, frozen bananas & blackberries, fresh pineapple, fresh blueberries…but eventually settled on their favourite combo which was coconut milk mixed with frozen bananas and fresh blueberries. Here’s a pic Gman took of said combo:

cats got the smoothie

Oh, did I forget to mention the whippy cream topping? 😉

Coincidentally, Barb’s Sketch Tuesday assignment for this week was to sketch something that you put into a smoothie. What a great opportunity! We took the ingredients outside and set up a “still life” and both the boys set to sketching:

smoothie still  lifesmoothie sketching

I think you’ll agree, they did a grand job. Here’s Gman’s sketch:

smoothie - g

And Waif’s:

smoothie - r

This week’s weather forecast: heavy rain, cold, cloudy. Back to normal then!

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9 thoughts on “Sketching up a Smoothie

  1. I can relate all too much to your weather. I am glad to hear you got some nice outside time though! Your smoothie sounds amazing! I can’t wait for summer berries, this would be great with some fresh berries. Awesome job to the boys! What great little artists 🙂

    • vivjm says:

      Oh yes, fresh berries would be lovely. Although, it works pretty well with frozen ones cos it means it’s lovely and chilled without having to pre-cool the coconut milk. Fridge space is at a premium in our house!

  2. what a great idea sketching the ingredients!!! 🙂
    I hope you don’t mind, but we might just do that as creating in the kitchen is a big part of school in our house 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    • vivjm says:

      Of course I don’t mind!! I think sketching ingredients is a fun way of helping to fix a recipe in your mind too, especially for visual learners. And more fun than making a list!

  3. Allie says:

    Yum-my!! Your boys are really becoming accomplished artists, too!

  4. Andria says:

    Wow…Gman is quite the artist…he’s got quite a talent budding there. Your smoothie sounds divine…I might have to drag out the blender myself! 🙂

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